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Octodontotherium

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Order  Pilosa
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Superorder  Xenarthra
Family  â€ Mylodontidae
Octodontotherium
Similar  Thinobadistes, Nematherium, Hapalops, Catonyx, Pronothrotherium

Octodontotherium is an extinct genus of ground sloth of the family Mylodontidae, endemic to South America during the Oligocene-Miocene. It lived from 29—21 mya, existing for approximately 8 million years.

Fossil distribution is exclusive to Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Taxonomy

Octodontotherium was named by Ameghino (1894). It was assigned to Mylodontidae by Carroll (1988); and to Mylodontinae by Gaudin (1995).

References

Octodontotherium Wikipedia


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